Plants and animals share more in common than we tend to think, with new research finding that both groups respond to stress in similar ways, at least from a biochemical standpoint.
A century-long puzzle over how delicate strands of glistening ice burst through rotting tree branches, like heads of hair, is closer to being solved.
Only about a quarter of precipitation ends up in the oceans. Where does the rest go? Continue reading →
Photographer Steve Axford captures amazing, sometimes eerie, views of mushrooms and other fungi.
The oldest tree in Muir Woods National Monument, thought to be 1,500 years old, actually is only about half that age. Continue reading →
Listen to the sound a plant makes as it dies of thirst -- it's heartbreaking. Continue reading →
If fruit trees grow from seeds, how do seedless fruit reproduce?
Orchid lips are irresistible to pollinators, such as bees, and these lips can develop and change over time.
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